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1955 Mercury Montclair Convertible

1955 Mercury Montclair Convertible

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1955 Mercury Montclair Convertible

1955 Mercury Montclair Convertible
AUCTION RESULTS: Car was Sold at a price of $60,500

198bhp, 292 cu. in. overhead valve V8 engine, Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission, independent front suspension, live rear axle and four-wheel power assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 119"

The Montclair featured an attractive, narrow color panel surrounded by chrome trim below the side windows, as well as bright rocker trim panels. In addition, a round medallion was placed near the tip of the front fenders, while the model name was written in chrome script just above the mid-body spear. The car was also longer than its predecessors, with a more robust chassis design as well as a powerful V8 engine, enlarged to 292 cubic inches of displacement and producing 198 horsepower with a standard dual exhaust system. Pioneering road tester Tom McCahill of Mechanix Illustrated achieved zero-to-sixty times of less than 13 seconds, earning "hot car" status for the Montclair. While nearly 11,000 buyers were fortunate enough to own a Montclair Convertible in 1955, few examples remain today and fewer still are as attractive as the fine example offered here.

Finished in a striking red exterior with a spotless red and white interior, this Montclair is well equipped with power steering, power brakes, an AM radio and a clock. Other accessories include dual chrome-plated rearview mirrors, bumper guards, chrome-plated exhaust tips, red painted steel wheels with full wheel covers and whitewall tires. Indicated mileage is just over 42,000 miles, and while this figure cannot be verified conclusively, it is certainly commensurate with the excellent overall condition and presentation of the car.

This Montclair is both a rare and desirable automobile in the pantheon of great 1950s cars. It benefits from a comprehensive professional restoration and its paint, chrome, interior and engine bay detailing all appear fresh. Remarkably stylish with undeniable presence, it is a show quality car through and through.

RM Auctions
Automobiles of Amelia Island
March 14, 2009
Website: www.rmauctions.com
Sold at a price of $60,500
Lot #229

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1955 Mercury Montclair Convertible

1955 Mercury Montclair Convertible

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